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Prince's Palace (Palais Princier de Monaco) Tours

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Prince's Palace (Palais Princier de Monaco)
Dating back to 1215, the Prince's Palace (Palais Princier de Monaco) is the official residence of the Prince of Monaco and one of Monaco’s most impressive landmarks. As well as hosting state occasions and royal celebrations, the palace receives flocks of tourists who come to tour the lavish state rooms and watch the traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony. 

The Basics
Each year from April into October, the Prince’s Palace opens its doors so the public can explore the State Apartments, including the magnificent Throne Room and the Versailles-inspired Mirror Gallery. The unique car collection of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III of Monaco is open every day of the year except Christmas. 

Most Monaco sightseeing tours and shore excursions include at least a photo stop at the Prince’s Palace, often alongside other historic sites and landmarks such as the Monte Carlo Casino (Casino de Monte Carlo) or the Formula 1 Grand Prix track (Circuit de Monte Carlo). Many travelers opt to visit Monaco on a half- or full-day tour from neighboring France, and tours run from Nice, Cannes, and Marseille. Most tours combine multiple destinations, with popular stops including the hilltop villages of Eze and La Turbie, or coastal towns like Antibes or Villefranche-sur-Mer. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Visitor numbers to the State Apartments are limited, so it’s best to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • Leave yourself around an hour to explore the palace and car collection. 
  • The State Apartments are accessed via stairs only and therefore are not accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The Prince’s Palace is located on the Place du Palais in the Old Town of Monaco, close to Saint Nicholas Cathedral and about a 10-minute walk from Place d’Armes. If you’re skipping a tour and visiting with your own transportation, park in the Parking des Pecheurs (a 20-minute walk), as only registered vehicles are allowed in the Old Town. 

When to Get There
The most popular time to visit is during summer, when the palace is open to the public and the renowned Concerts du Palais Princier classical music concerts are held in the Cour d’Honneur of the Prince’s Palace throughout July and August. Time your visit for just before midday to watch the traditional Changing of the Guard (Carabiniers du Prince) or drive past in the evening to catch the illuminated palace at its most atmospheric.

Princess Grace Kelly 
Although the Grimaldi family has been the head of the Monacan monarchy for centuries, the moment that propelled them to global stardom was in 1956, when Hollywood movie star Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III. Together they had three children, Prince Albert—now the crown Prince Albert II—Princess Charlotte, and Princess Caroline. Grace Kelly’s tastes are said to have influenced much of the palace’s 20th-century refurbishments. 
Address: Place du Palais, Monaco-Ville 98000, Monaco
Admission: Varies
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The best of French Riviera Full-Day from Monaco Small-Group Tour

The best of French Riviera Full-Day from Monaco Small-Group Tour

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Experience the best of the French Riviera during a small-group day trip from Monaco. Watch multi-million dollar yachts bob in the water off Antibes. See where Hollywood stars walk the red carpet at Cannes' Festival Palace. Tour a perfumery in the hilltop village of Eze. Visit stately Monaco to see the royal palace and ornate casinos. Drive the Formula One Grand Prix track in Monte Carlo. Group size is limited to eight people to ensure more personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.
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  • 9 hours
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Monaco by Night eveningTour from Monaco Small-Group

Monaco by Night eveningTour from Monaco Small-Group

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Spend an evening in Monaco to see the principality truly glitter with a 5-hour night tour. Go for a drive on the Basse Corniche road to the Vista Palace Hotel in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, where you'll be rewarded with gorgeous views of Monaco all lit up. In Monaco itself, see how the Prince's Palace and Monaco Cathedral shine at night. Enjoy the romantic evening charm of Monaco-Ville, the historic center of Monaco. Check out the grandeur of Casino Square as men and women dressed to the nines head in for some high-end gambling. Take advantage of some free time to wander around Monte Carlo on your own or get dinner in one of the trendy restaurants (own expense). Group size is limited to eight people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 5 hours
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Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, la Turbie Half-day from Monaco Small-Group tour

Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, la Turbie Half-day from Monaco Small-Group tour

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Experience the glamour of Monaco and the quaint history of Eze during this small-group half-day tour of the French Riviera. Climb into the hills to see the hilltop village of Eze and tour a perfume factory. Witness the Changing of the Guard at the Prince's Palace in Monaco. Do some world-class people-watching in Monte Carlo's Casino Square and drive the Formula One Grand Prix circuit that runs through the city. Choose a morning or afternoon tour. Group size limited to eight people for a more personalized experience.
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  • 4 hours
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Monaco, Monte-Carlo, Eze, la Turbie, Full-Day from Monaco Small-GroupTour

Monaco, Monte-Carlo, Eze, la Turbie, Full-Day from Monaco Small-GroupTour

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Spend a day exploring two different sides of the French Riviera, from the high-end glamour of Monaco to the historic allure of hilltop Eze with this full-day small-group tour. Start with the ascent up to Eze, from which you'll enjoy spectacular views over the Mediterranean. Take a guided tour of Fragonard, the famous perfume factory. Head back to Monaco to see the Changing of the Guard at the Prince's Palace, see the Monaco Cathedral, take a stroll through Casino Square and go for a spin on the Formula One Grand Prix racing circuit that runs through the city. Group size is limited to eight people to ensure more personal attention from your guide.
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  • 7 hours
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The Best of Monaco Walking Tour

The Best of Monaco Walking Tour

Spend your day in the Principality of Monaco! Let us take you in a different world made of incredible yachts, luxury cars, and wonderful hotels. Walk in the old town placed on the Rock, where you can visit the Prince’s Palace, the Cathedral and the Oceanographic Museum. Where the marriage of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III took place? Enjoy the magnificent views of the city. Find a perfect spot for the memorable selfies! A free show? The changing of the guards will enchant you every day at ten to noon. You will be inspired by Monte-Carlo district with the famous Casino. Together with your professional local guide, you will discover must-see buildings, such as the historical Café and Hotel de Paris and the brand new Monte-Carlo One luxury mall.
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  • 4 hours
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Monaco Shore Excursion to Nice, Eze, Monaco & Monte-Carlo Full Day Tour

Monaco Shore Excursion to Nice, Eze, Monaco & Monte-Carlo Full Day Tour

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate. Shore excursion from Monaco for a group of up to 8 people. During this visit, you will discover the best of the French Riviera in comfortable car with private driver. You will have the opportunity to take photos of wonderfull panoramic views.
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  • 7 hours
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Shore excursion to Eze, Monaco & Monte-Carlo Private Tour from Villefranche

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Shore excursion to Eze, Monaco & Monte-Carlo Private Tour from Villefranche

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate. Shore excursion from Villefranche for a group of up to 8 people. You will discover Eze, true Eagles Nest, perched medieval village where we will stop for a visit of the Fragonard perfumery. In Monaco you will get some free time to see the Palace and visit the Cathedral where Princesse Grace is buried. Then we take a drive along the Formula One race circuit to reach Monte Carlo with its famous casino and world-known Hotel de Paris.
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Shore excursion to Nice, Eze, Monaco & Monte-Carlo Private Tour from Cannes

Shore excursion to Nice, Eze, Monaco & Monte-Carlo Private Tour from Cannes

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate. Shore excursion from Cannes for a group of up to 8 people. During this visit, you will discover the best of the French Riviera in comfortable car with private driver. You will have the opportunity to take photos of wonderfull panoramic views.
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The Best of Monaco Walking Tour

The Best of Monaco Walking Tour

Spend your day in the Principality of Monaco! Let us take you in a different world made of incredible yachts, luxury cars, and wonderful hotels. Walk in the old town placed on the Rock, where you can visit the Prince’s Palace, the Cathedral and the Oceanographic Museum. Where the marriage of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III took place? Enjoy the magnificent views of the city. Find a perfect spot for the memorable selfies! A free show? The changing of the guards will enchant you every day at ten to noon. You will be inspired by Monte-Carlo district with the famous Casino. Together with your professional local guide, you will discover must-see buildings, such as the historical Café and Hotel de Paris and the brand new Monte-Carlo One luxury mall.
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  • 4 hours
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Monaco Private Walking Tour

Monaco Private Walking Tour

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What makes this private tour unique are small groups with a dedicate guide tour guide pay personal attention to the needs of your group. Also, during 2H30 hours we visit more than 10 spots.
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Full Day Monaco-Monte Carlo Tour with a Driver

Full Day Monaco-Monte Carlo Tour with a Driver

Just sit and enjoy the views of French Riviera in a comfortable minivan and local driver. Feel like a star standing on the famous red carpet in Cannes. Drive along the high-level cliff road to discover the medieval Eze village perched at more than 1000 feet above sea level. Do you know where its arts workshops are located? Visit one of the last living Monarchies in Europe! Discover the old town, watch the changing of the guards in front of the Prince Albert’s palace, pray in the Neo-Romanesque cathedral, and study the ocean at the impressive oceanography museum with all of Jacques Cousteau’s contributions. Drive on the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit to the Monte Carlo hills, capture the feeling of the race with some photo stops at key points of the lap, the casino square, the Hotel de Paris, the speed tunnel, the Fairmont Hotel and the port
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  • 8 hours
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Full Day Monaco-Monte Carlo Tour with a Driver

Full Day Monaco-Monte Carlo Tour with a Driver

Just sit and enjoy the views of French Riviera in a comfortable minivan and local driver. Feel like a star standing on the famous red carpet in Cannes. Drive along the high-level cliff road to discover the medieval Eze village perched at more than 1000 feet above sea level. Do you know where its arts workshops are located? Visit one of the last living Monarchies in Europe! Discover the old town, watch the changing of the guards in front of the Prince Albert’s palace, pray in the Neo-Romanesque cathedral, and study the ocean at the impressive oceanography museum with all of Jacques Cousteau’s contributions. Drive on the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit to the Monte Carlo hills, capture the feeling of the race with some photo stops at key points of the lap, the casino square, the Hotel de Paris, the speed tunnel, the Fairmont Hotel and the port.
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 Private excursion from Villefranche in Citroën Méhari to Eze and Monaco

 Private excursion from Villefranche in Citroën Méhari to Eze and Monaco

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Your trip to Eze and Monaco in Citroën Méhari starts with a free pick up at your vacation home or during your stopover in Villefranche Sur Mer. You take the scenic routes of the Moyenne Corniche (many stops planned) to arrive at picturesque medieval village of Eze. You visit the village overlooking the sea with its artisan shops and breathtaking views. You continue your journey on the road to the Grande Corniche to reach Monaco. Continue your visit of Monaco by car and you will have free time to visit the eve city of Monte Carlo, the royal palace, the changing of the guard, the cathedral and the Oceanographic Museum (for a fee). The return to Villefranche Sur Mer will be by the road of the Basse Corniche or many stops are planned to admire the breathtaking scenery. Throughout the visit the Citroën Méhari will fill with happiness.
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  • 4 hours
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Private excursion from Nice to Eze, Monaco in Citroen Mehari (half day)

Private excursion from Nice to Eze, Monaco in Citroen Mehari (half day)

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Your half-day excursion to Eze and Monaco in Citroën Méhari starts with a pick-up at your vacation in Nice. You will discover on the route of the Moyenne Corniche the unmissable panoramic views (many planned stops) that lead us in the picturesque village of Eze. After a visit to the medieval village overlooking the sea we will take the road to the Grande Corniche to go to Monaco.Vous will have after a city tour by car free time to visit the eve city of Monte Carlo, the royal palace, the the guard, the Cathedral and the Oceanographic Museum. The return on Nice is done by the Low Corniche while passing by the citadel of Villefranche. Many stops along the route are planned to admire the panoramic views. The Mehari is legendary on these roads and our pilots give you personalized attention.
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  • 4 hours
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Private excursion from Cannes in Citroën Méhari, destination Eze, Monaco

Private excursion from Cannes in Citroën Méhari, destination Eze, Monaco

Your trip to Eze and Monaco in Citroën Méhari starts with a free pick-up at your vacation home or during your stopover in Cannes You take the scenic routes of the Moyenne Corniche (many stops planned) to arrive at the picturesque medieval village Eze. You visit the village overlooking the sea with its artisan shops and breathtaking views. You continue your journey on the road to the Grande Corniche to reach Monaco. Continue your visit of Monaco by car and you will have free time to visit the eve city of Monte Carlo, the royal palace, the changing of the guard, the cathedral and the Oceanographic Museum (for a fee). The return to Cannes will be by the road of the Low Corniche or many stops are planned to admire the breathtaking scenery. Throughout the visit the Citroën Méhari will fill with happiness.
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  • 5 hours
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MONACO Shore Excursion : Private Custom Tour of French Riviera Highlights

MONACO Shore Excursion : Private Custom Tour of French Riviera Highlights

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Make the most of your time in port with a private day tour of the French Riviera. Customize your itinerary, and explore the coast with a local guide happy to share insights on local culture. Opt for a trip to Nice’s Old Town to peruse charming flower and antiques markets, visit Eze Village for panoramic views of the Mediterranean and a stop a the Fragonard perfume factory, or stay in Monaco and drive on the Formula One race track. All options are yours on this private tour.
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Private Full-Day Tour 3 countries in 1 Day: Italian Markets, Menton and Monaco

Private Full-Day Tour 3 countries in 1 Day: Italian Markets, Menton and Monaco

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Enjoy the best of the French and Italian Rivieras with this private 9-hour van tour from Nice. Browse a typical outdoor Italian market in San Remo or Ventimiglia. Explore the pretty coastal French town of Menton. Bask in the glow of luxury in Monaco.
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Maxi-van Shore Excursion for large groups

Maxi-van Shore Excursion for large groups

Discover the French Riviera with your group on a private sightseeing tour from Cannes. Perfect for larger groups, the tour is an opportunity to enjoy an adventure with up to 15 of your favorite people, without getting split. Choose an itinerary that suits your interests. Explore coastal cities, such as Monte Carlo, discover inland gems, including Saint Paul, or do a combination of the two.
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  • 8 hours
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Experience an exciting day in Monaco private tour

Experience an exciting day in Monaco private tour

Monaco is an excellent place with an exceptional location between mountains and sea. You will never forget its gardens, streets, beautiful buildings, and monuments. This small country - the world’s second-smallest sovereign territory after the Vatican- provides many discoveries and your local guide will take you to the day tour to see the best of Monaco on a private tour. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel or from your cruise ship. First your guide will take you to the old town of Monaco to see the royal palace of Monaco, the Cathedral, and the oceanographic museum with the famous aquarium. Then you will have a small drive from Monaco to Monte Carlo along the racetrack of the famous Formula One Grand Prix and explore the Casino Square. After the tour your driver will take you back.
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  • 5 hours
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Discover world famous city of Monaco private Walking Tour

Discover world famous city of Monaco private Walking Tour

On this tour, we offer you to explore this rich and famous city on foot with our local and very knowable guide. He will show you all the must-sees of the city - from the awesome yachts in the harbours to the Prince’s Palace which is still the official home of the country’s rulers. You will be able to see the city on your pace with no rush off the beaten track, to listen to the secrets and the legends of this place. Your guide will meet you in your hotel or in the port if you are staying on a cruise ship. You will have a walking tour of an old city, your guide will show you the Jardin Exotique, the famous Oceanographic Museum, the Prince’s Palace, Monaco famous casino, lavishly decorated Opera house, old churches, and exotic Jardin Japonais de Monaco and much much more. In the end, your guide will help you to call for taxi back or suggest the place to have lunch or fancy restaurants to have dinner.
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  • 3 hours
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The very best of French Riviera in one day – Cannes, Antibes, Nice, Eze, Monaco

The very best of French Riviera in one day – Cannes, Antibes, Nice, Eze, Monaco

The French Riviera is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France. At the heart of Europe, between the Southern Alps and the Mediterranean, come be amazed by the Côte d'Azur. A hundred years ago, celebrities from London to Moscow flocked to the French Riviera to socialize, gamble, and escape the dreary weather at home. Our guide will take you to the full-day private tour to feel a very important person. You will be picked up from your cruise ship or from your hotel to begin your luxury adventure of the French Riviera. Your guide will escort you through the pearls of the Côte d’Azur. You will have guided tours of Cannes, Antibes, Nice, Monaco. Make a photo stop at Eze to take card view photos. Before returning to Cannes by highway you will have time to have dinned in one of the elegant restaurants to try famous French cuisine.
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  • 8 hours
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Best of the French Riviera Full-day from Monaco Small-Group and Shore excursion

Best of the French Riviera Full-day from Monaco Small-Group and Shore excursion

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Make the most of your time in port in Monaco with a small-group tour of the French Riviera in one day. Visit historic Antibes and its harbor full of multi-million dollar yachts in what's known as Billionaire's Quay. See where the International Film Festival takes place each year in Cannes. Stop in charming Saint-Paul-de-Vence and tour a perfumery in Eze. See Monte Carlo's stately Prince's Palace (Palais Princier) and opulent casinos and drive on the Formula One Grand Prix circuit. Group size for this shore excursion is limited to eight people to ensure a more personalized experience.
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  • 9 hours
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Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze Full-Day from Monaco Small-Group and Shore Excursion

Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze Full-Day from Monaco Small-Group and Shore Excursion

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See two sides of the French Riviera in one shore excursion from Monaco with this full-day small-group trip to glitzy Monaco and historic Eze. Climb into the hills overlooking the Mediterranean for a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory in Eze. Visit the top sights in Monaco, including the Prince's Palace, Casino Square, Monaco Cathedral and even the Formula One Grand Prix circuit that runs through Monte Carlo. Group size is limited to eight people to ensure a more personalized experience.
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  • 7 hours
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Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze Half-Day Tour from Monaco Small-Group Shore Excursion

Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze Half-Day Tour from Monaco Small-Group Shore Excursion

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Make the most of your time when your ship docks in Monaco with this small-group half-day shore excursion to glitzy Monaco and Medieval Eze. Drive into the hills to check out the sweeping views from Eze and tour the perfume factory of Fragonard. Witness the Changing of the Guard in Monaco in front of the Prince's Palace, see the opulence of Casino Square in Monte Carlo and cruise the road that serves as the course for the Formula One Grand Prix car race. Group size is limited to eight people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
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